Talk

Advanced search

Splashing out on cashmere jumpers - do I size up to allow for shrinkage?

(3 Posts)
MamehaSan Thu 28-Jan-16 21:34:09

Inspired by the How to Look Expensive threads, I've ordered some cashmere and cashmere/wool blend jumpers.

They've arrived and I've been doing some trying on. The small ones fit perfectly. The mediums are a little baggier than I would usually wear. All machine washable on a cold woollen cycle, according to the care lables.

So, should I stick with the smalls? Or go for the mediums, anticipating a bit of washday shrinkage? Not had cashmere before and I don't want to make an expensive mistake!

whataboutbob Thu 28-Jan-16 21:39:31

They shouldn't shrink if washed with care, by hand in cold water with non biological wash.
That said I bought a Brora cardigan 2 years ago and sized up 1 size as their sizes are small

PollyPerky Thu 28-Jan-16 22:18:50

wash carefully and they don't shrink

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now